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Annual Heritage Of India Festival Near At Kensico Dam Plaza In Valhalla

The Kensico Dam Plaza, where the festival will be hosted, is located at the north end of the Bronx River Parkway in Valhalla.
The Kensico Dam Plaza, where the festival will be hosted, is located at the north end of the Bronx River Parkway in Valhalla. Photo Credit: File

MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. -- County Executive Rob Astorino invites all to take in the exotic sights, sounds and flavors of distant India during the annual Heritage of India Festival on Sunday, Aug. 2 from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla.

The festival will feature the delicious foods of India, live music, folk dancing and cultural performances. There will also be a fashion show showcasing colorful native clothing. Festival-goers can create their own fashion by decorating themselves with Mehndi, the henna bridal make-up that dates back to ancient India.

Visitors can also browse a merchandise bazaar where a variety of vendors will be selling Indian clothing, jewelry, CDs, DVDs and delicious Indian cuisine. Traditional Rangoli art and other craft exhibitions will be on display as well. Admission and parking are free. The event will be held rain or shine. Bring blankets or chairs for informal seating on the lawn or under the tent.

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